Jeweller cant do thin band

posted 3 months ago in Rings
Post # 3
51 posts
Worker bee

I would trust your jeweler’s opinion, to be honest. To me it sounds like she doesn’t want to make a faulty product.

Post # 4
768 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

Yeah I wouldn’t go that thin. Mine is 1.8mm and everyone always comments on how thin it is and it was the thinnest my jeweler would go with the size of stone I have. You don’t want it to be flimsy 

Post # 5
70 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: City, State

I agree with the other posters. I discussed what I wanted with a gemologist and he discussed how a small band is not durable and will not last.  Etsy sellers can sell them as they are often not reputable jewelers or gemologists and are more-so “crafters”.  I would trust someone who has gone to school and had additional training over somone who just learned the trade of bending metal.  My prongs are larger than I wanted also, but I am not about to lose my $5000 stone to dainty prongs either!

Post # 6
5925 posts
Bee Keeper

Your jeweller doesn’t want to be fixing this ring every month for the rest of his life. That’s totally fair. Going that thin IS a risk and IS less durable. 

Mid that’s the ring you want, why don’t you reach out to them and see if they’ll use your stone? 

Post # 7
3721 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

If a jeweler tells you making a ring that thin will make it flimsy, trust them. Just because one company will sell them that thin doesn’t make it a quality ring. Think of it this way…if a reputable hair stylist tells you that bleaching your hair will result in it becoming brittle and possibly falling out, you’d probably trust them. Sure you could probably find a stylist who would do it because they want your money…doesn’t mean that you should still do it.

Post # 8
330 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

Mine is 1.7 mm with a 1.23 carat round diamond, and it is SO THIN. I think it’s important to remember that we’re so used to seeing rings up close and zoomed in, that it warps our perspective. I’d trust the jeweler.

Also, mine spins and it drives me absolutely bonkers. I’m so excited to be able to minimize that with the addition of my wedding band. 

Post # 9
9103 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

1.5mm is sooooo skinny. I have a 1mm spacer and it looks (and feels) so cheap on its own. I’d 100% listen to the jeweler. 1.7 will still be very thin.

Post # 13
161 posts
Blushing bee

It seems most reputable jewelers advise going no thinner that 1.7-1.8 mm for plain band width and at least 1.8 mm for pave band width for durability. I’d be very worried about that inspiration ring from EW Gem, not only for the 1.5 mm width but for the “peg head” basket. One good whack and the entire head, stone and all, would be gone.  I went with a 1.8 mm solitaire setting with a knife edge so it appears thinner and definitely wouldn’t go any thinner. GL

Post # 14
2936 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2006

I agree to trust the jeweler. All the rings I’ve seen from EW look super flimsy. Like a good strong wind would just break the head right off. I wouldn’t rely on something that thin for an heirloom piece. It would probably be bent out of shape in a matter of months. I’ve seen way too many horror stories here and over on PS though, so I’m extra gun shy. 

Post # 15
744 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2020

I have a 1.5mm and 3 months in am considering having the ring remade to 2.0mm as the super thin band just isn’t practical for my daily life. Listen to your jewler!!!

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